In Wisconsin, employers who choose to provide their employees with a lunch break may not have to pay them wages during the time they spend away from work. However, the nature of the lunch break that employees receive must conform to certain criteria in order for employers not to be required to pay employees during this time. Regrettably, many employers violate these requirements without providing their workers with the compensation to which they are legally entitled.
If you suspect that your employer may be unlawfully withholding pay for your lunch breaks, an experienced attorney may be able to help you determine whether or not your rights have been violated by your employer, and can help you fight for the compensation you deserve if you have been wrongfully denied pay.
An employer must pay their employees for the time they spend on a lunch break unless the break meets both of the following criteria:
If a worker’s lunch break does not satisfy these requirements, their employer is legally required to provide them with appropriate compensation.
If you or someone you know has not been paid for lunch breaks which you should have been paid for according to Wisconsin law, we can help you fight for the wages you have been denied. Contact Jason Knutson at Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. ® today by calling 608-255-6663 to speak with an experienced member of our legal staff and learn more about your rights and options under the law. We believe that you deserve to be paid for the work that you have actually done and will help you fight for this compensation.